Philip Johnson

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae (complete CV is here)

1680 East-West Rd, POST 314E

Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 USA



Climate Change , Food Resiliency , Software Engineering , Educational Technology


University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Ph.D., Computer Science


University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

M.S., Computer Science


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

B.S., Biology, Computer Science



Professor, University of Hawaii

Department of Information and Computer Sciences

  • Professor, 2001-present
  • Associate Chair, 2010-2016
  • Director, Collaborative Software Development Laboratory, 1990-present
  • Associate Professor, 1995-2001
  • Assistant Professor, 1990-1995

1990 - Present

Co-Founder, Geo Garden Club

Co-founder and Chief Flutter Wrangler

2021 - Present

CEO, Open Power Quality

Co-founder and leader of technical development

2013 - 2019

Visiting Professor, Blekinge Institute of Technology

School of Engineering


Senior Research Fellow, University of Queensland

Distributed Systems Technology Centre



Editorial Boards

  • Journal of Empirical Software Engineering, 2004-2008
  • IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 2000-2004
  • International Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 1997-2004

Industrial Boards

  • Member, Technical Advisory Board, Sixth Sense Analytics, 2006-2009
  • Member, Board of Directors, Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation, 2006-2009
  • Member, Board of Directors, LavaNet, Inc., 2002-2005
  • Member, Board of Directors, High Technology Development Corporation, 2000-2004

Program Chair/Co-Chair

  • International Workshop on In-Process Software Engineering Measurement and Analysis, 2007
  • International Workshop on Software Engineering for High Performance Computing System Applications, 2004, 2005
  • International Software Engineering Research Network Annual Meeting, 2000
  • Software Architectures for Cooperative Systems Workshop, ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 1994
  • CSCW Tools and Technologies Workshop, European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 1993
  • CSCW Tools and Technologies Workshop, ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 1992

Member, International Software Engineering Research Network (ISERN)

  • Software metrics and software engineering behavioral research.

1996 - 2010


Beyond course work: expanding what's valued in computer science degree programs, Seungoh Paek, Peter Leong, Philip M. Johnson, and Carleton A. Moore, Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education

September, 2020

Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Open Power Quality, Anthony J. Christe, Sergey Negrashov, and Philip M. Johnson, Energies 13(15)

August, 2020

RadGrad: Removing the 'Extra' from Extracurricular to Improve Student Engagement, Retention, and Diversity, Philip M. Johnson, Carleton A. Moore, Peter Leong, Seungoh Paek, Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2020)

March, 2020

Design and evaluation of an athletic approach to software engineering education, Philip M. Johnson, ACM Transactions on Computing Education

August, 2019

A transient classification system implementation on an open source distributed power quality network, Charles Dickens, Anthony J. Christe, and Philip M. Johnson, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies

June, 2019


Data in Engineering and Society: Converging Applications, Research, and Training Enhancements for Students

National Science Foundation

N. Santhanam, Principal Investigator; N. Tarui, P. Johnson, J. Zhang, Co-Principal Investigators. $3,000,000


Change Hawaii: Harnessing the Data Revolution for Island Resilience

National Science Foundation

G. Jacobs, Principal Investigator; T. Giambelluca, P. Johnson, J. Leigh, and H. Turner, Co-Principal Investigators. $20,000,000


Board of Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching

University of Hawaii


Using Degree Experience Plans to Improve Engagement, Retention, and Diversity of Undergraduates in Computer Science

National Science Foundation

P. Johnson, Principal Investigator; Peter Leong, Seungoh Paek, Carleton Moore, Co-Principal Investigators $331,208.


Human centered information integration for the smart grid

National Science Foundation

P. Johnson, Principal Investigator. $413,467.


Complete CV is here